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Family Polyceridae

HAWAII

Plocamopherus maculatus

Shark's Cove, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

TRANSPARENT NUDIBRANCH 

Rare in caverns or shaded tidepools with bushy bryozoans.  Transparent or yellow with red blotches and small branched papillae.  Pair of wart-like papillae near the gills have a gland on the tip which produces a greenish glow when disturbed.  Swims through the water to escape danger.  Attains 1.5 inch.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.